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Scent Name: Svarta Fönix Bókaflóð
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Yule 2018: Jólabókaflóðið
Scent Description and Notes: “The dawn of the Eddic and Skaldic poetry heralded Iceland’s long and rich history of literary culture. Since World War II, there has been a tradition in Iceland called Jólabókaflóðið, or the Christmas Book Flood. It begins with the release of Bokatidindi, a catalog of the season’s new publications. Gifts of books are exchanged on the 24th of December, and Christmas Day is spent reading with your loved ones.
This year, we’d like to add a few droplets to the flood. For every purchase of Svarta Fönix Bókaflóð, you receive the Svarta Fönix Bókaflóð perfume, a carefully selected used book purchased from Los Angeles booksellers, and a portion of the proceeds from each bottle will be donated to Project Night Night, an organization that provides security blankets, age-appropriate books, and plush toys to homeless youth.
Svarta Fönix Bókaflóð
A warm cup of chai, the purr of a bookstore cat, and a roaring fireplace nestled in a library, with books of every size, shape, age, and genre resting on the polished mahogany shelves.” -https://scentbase.com/scents/black-phoenix-trading-post-bptp/svarta-foenix-bokaflodh/201812091249153075
Oil Color: Colorless on my skin.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard brown apothecary bottle. The label wrapped around the bottle features the name of the company in white shaded font along the bottom, just above which is the name of the perfume in larger yellow font. The label art is as featured below:
- ITB: Stately mahogany banisters, rich and dark, polished to gleaming while something rather more resinous than chai spices gently wafts in the background.
- Wet: It is still very similar on my skin as in the bottle, but as it starts to settle, the chai spice blooms, rivaling the deliciously complex mahogany note. There’s a sense of smoke from a cooling fireplace somewhere in the background and gentle parchment just underneath. It reminds me of reading leather-bound classics in a London pub on a cool evening.
- Dry: Polished mahogany with nondescript spice, a touch of smoke, and some shaggy, musky warmth. It’s a pleasant, thoughtful scent.
Other Impressions: “It smells like that one dark red Yankee candle, whatever scent that is.” -Tony